Green roofs and solar panels are fast becoming more popular, as people look for more sustainable ways of using their roof space.
We fit all shapes and sizes of solar panels, and can also provide you with free advice on installing a green roof on your home.
What is a green roof?
A green roof, or living roof, is a layer of vegetation, waterproofing and drainage elements we can install on your existing roof. As well as creating a lovely aesthetic effect, green roofs also have many environmental benefits such as:
- providing insulation
- reducing rain or stormwater run off
- creating a natural habitat for local wildlife
- combatting climate change by reducing ‘urban heat island effect’
Green roofs generally need maintenance checks once or twice a year, to clear gutters and drains.
What is a solar panel roof?
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.